Establish an animal cruelty registry in Indiana

Establish an animal cruelty registry in Indiana

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Jessie Jesinski started this petition to Indiana State Representatives

Animal abuser registries would help to alert the public to the presence of animal cruelty offenders in the community and to provide heightened scrutiny of individuals perceived to be at high risk of re-offense to animals or people beyond any period of incarceration, probation, or parole. ( ASPCA source) This would be a great tool for the community. I know we can not stop people from re homing animals, but we can ensure that they would have the tool to do a check on any potential candidates interested in their pet.  Common in my community, are people known as "flippers". Having a source such as a registry would also provide information on there and help prevent giving animals away to those flippers. We would most likely see less dog fights and smaller cats being used as bait in the fights if the shelters could have a registry to go off of. A lot of these offenders take advantage of the free adoption events that happen on a regular bases, due to over crowding in the shelters. Re-offenders want to do everything they can to scope out free adoptions and free ads on craigslist or Facebook in order to not spend a dime. So if you are a animal lover like myself, please sign this petition to help those animals who don't have a voice. This will ,of course, not eliminate the issue in all but it is the right step to take first. 

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